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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Apple and Walnut Bundt Cake



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I love fall and the aromas of the fall kitchen. The scents of cinnamon and cloves permeate the house and ready the senses for the sprees of holiday cooking that lie ahead. The cooler weather is invigorating and surging energy forcibly retires the slow and measured pace of summer. One item on the list of things that must be done is our yearly hunt for apples. Actually, it's more like a forray than a hunt, but it demands at least one day be spent in an orchard picking apples. Lots of apples. I'm convinced that this sweat equity sets my cooking efforts apart from those who let others do the picking for them. Fortunately, my family loves apples and, I know that our harvest, however large, won't last long enough to spoil. I make this bundt cake every fall. It's not my favorite apple dessert, but it's really delicious, and because it's not frosted, it's wonderful to tote from one place to another. It's really easy to make and is always well received. I thought you might enjoy it. Here's the recipe.

Apple and Walnut Bundt Cake ...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:

3 eggs
1 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups shredded peeled tart apples
2 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
2) Combine eggs, oil, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat to combine. Add apples and sugar and beat for 1 minute longer.
3) Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and baking powder in another bowl. Add to apple mixture, beating until blended. Stir in walnuts.
4) Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minute, or until a toothpick inserted near center of cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan andcool right side up on awire rack Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack with right-side of cake facing up. 5) When cool, combine confectioners' sugar and brown sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle over top of cake. Yield: 15 servings.









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31 comments:

Eileen said...

Mary, this looks delicious. I have been debating what to do with some apples I have left and this may do the trick. Thanks so much!

Hovkonditorn said...

Sounds and looks really delicious! Have a nice sunday!

Foodness Gracious said...

It truly is an amazing time of year regarding food, I too love all things fall and winter and when January rolls around it's a little sad..
Take care

Dzoli said...

Bundt cake looks so pretty on the table.Great ingredients as well.Yummy:)

Ginny said...

Yes, this is perfect for fall. Funny, I don't see as many bunt pand around lately as there used to be. In the seventies, they were all the rage along with fondue pots.

Ειρήνη said...

the best welcome for fall!delicious!

Alessandra said...

It looks really good, my kind of cake :-). are you back from your travels Mary?

Ciao
Alessandra

titty said...

MMMMMMmm buonaaaaa la copio subito
Buona domenica1

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow that looks delicious. Diane

Melissa said...

I have been looking for the perfect recipe to use my bundt pan for the first time, and this looks like it may be the one to try. Looks delicious!

taffetaramblings said...

This looks absolutely amazing & perfect autumn eating! will be adding this to my must make list xxx

Carol at Serendipity said...

Mary,
This sounds wonderful. I bet the kitchen smells just divine.
Carol

Debi@7Gates said...

This apple cake recipe has been my "go-to" fall cake for years. People request I make it; it is just that good. The house just smells "fall" when it is baking in the oven. Debi

Sue/the view from great island said...

What could be more perfect than an apple cake for the first Sunday in October? Looks delicious.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Mary, this recipe just shouts, "Fall is here!" blessings ~tanna

What's Baking?? said...

Your cake looks heavenly!

Pegasuslegend said...

I love this cake and last year too!

Priya said...

Cake looks absolutely elegant and delicious..

savoringtoday.com said...

Apples and walnuts go together like peas and carrots, it's always right. This looks delicious.

kitchen flavours said...

Your cake looks wonderful! Apple cake has been on my mind lately! I love bundt cakes. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely week!

Cheryl said...

Wow that looks amazing and I bet it tastes even better!

Jeannie said...

I love cakes without frosting, this looks so delicious! I love apples in cakes.

Gloria said...

This look perfect!!! gloria

Chelsea said...

This sounds like a perfect fall treat! Mmmm, apples :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How beautiful and delicious this looks and thank you for the recipe!
Have a sweet Sunday. FABBY

Amalia said...

This recipe sounds like fall to me! A perfect dessert for the beginning of October :) Thanks for sharing, God Bless!

Martha said...

I need to make this and soon -- it IS apple time!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Happy apple picking and apple baking, Mary.

Fondly,
Glenda

Joanne said...

The smell that this would create in the kitchen is reason alone to make it!

Susan said...

This look & sounds wonderful, Mary! I will definitely add it to my list of recipes to try!

That Girl said...

I am definitely enjoying the fall so far!

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